Edition #2- March 2021 

NEWSBITE

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ANGLOPHONE SECTION AT CSI LYON

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Spring has definitely sprung in Lyon over the last few weeks, bringing a welcome warmth to our days. Despite the restrictions that are still in place, school life in the Anglophone Section continues apace for teachers, administrators and students alike. This edition of Newsbite - the first since the launch of the new Anglophone Section website - brings you...

  • News from the primary and collège classrooms 

  • Updates from the MUN clubs and other activities

  • "Meet a Teacher" featuring one of our newer recruits to the Section: Mr Rattos, History/Geography teacher.

  • News from the Primary and Secondary Libraries

  • Messages from the Head of Section and the APESA Board

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about daily life in the Section and the wider school community. If you have any questions, comments or feedback please contact us on admin@csianglo.org 

Welcome to the spring edition of Newsbite!

MESSAGE from the HEAD OF SECTION

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Dear parents and students,

 

March 20th marks the official start of Spring: birds sing in the morning and blossom is breaking out on the trees, raising our spirits as the temperatures begin to rise.

 

Driven by the school's own annual rhythm our staff and students are looking forward with anticipation to the months - and years - ahead. At a recent presentation a clear message was received from a former student (currently studying at Harvard University): while high grades and a good work ethic are required for entry to the top universities, it's the "extras" that lead to successful applications. These include sporting, creative or cultural achievements; involvement in environmental, cultural or social projects; or skills and experience gained through involvement in specific events or programmes. The Anglophone Section fully supports our students in this way by providing a range of extra-curricular activities.

These have been challenging months and I want to acknowledge the commitment and professional expertise of the Anglophone Section staff and the support of the APESA Board. Hopefully, as spring moves on to summer, we will emerge into a brighter place. I wish you a safe, happy and hopeful spring. 

Regards

Rob Miller, Head of Section

MESSAGE from the APESA BOARD

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By now we hope that you will have had an opportunity to discover our new Anglophone Section website (www.csianglo.org) which we trust will serve as a valuable information portal for visitors, prospective parents and current parents alike. The new site has been developed with a clean, visually appealing, contemporary design that is user-friendly and easy to navigate. We hope this new website better represents who we are as a Section: dynamic, open and forward-looking.


Parents and visitors to the Section can now quickly and easily find all the information they need about the Section in one place. Prospective families can find out about the admissions and testing process, including key deadlines to be met. Existing parents will find detailed information on the primary and secondary teaching programmes, examinations, extra-curricular activities and special events. The password-protected "community resource area" (only accessible to current APESA members) includes access to the primary and secondary library catalogues, the staff directory, back-to-school information, a Section calendar and information about university counselling.

 

We have already been getting positive feedback from parents and if you haven’t already we encourage you to take some time to explore the new site and let us know what you think!


The APESA Board

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING

While our Terminale students are receiving offers from universities around the world, students in 1ère are using the UNIFROG platform to explore their options and to organise their applications.

 

 

 

3eme and 2nde students need to sign up to Unifrog by the end of the month. To do this, please follow the instructions which have been shared on the History/Geography classrooms. 

Go to Community Online Resources page, enter password and click on University Counselling to read more.

COVID-19 Alert: Please help to keep cases down! 

What you do inside - and outside - of school matters

Several cases of Covid-19 have been identified at CSI Lyon during the past 2 weeks and at least one class has been closed as a result. 

 

At school teaching staff and administrators are doing everything they can to adhere to the official protocol sanitaire set out by the French government.

 

Parents and students can also help reduce the risks by sticking to the social distancing rules both inside and out of school

Remember!
  • Keep your distance: at least 2 metres between yourself and others

  • When you can't respect the 2 metre rule, wear a mask

  • Restrict your social contacts: no more than 6 people

Help to reduce the risks and make our school a safer place for us all to be.

 

Thank you for your cooperation, 

The Anglophone Section

ACTIVITY & CLUB NEWS

Catch up on the latest news from the Anglophone Section clubs and activities.

LIBRARY NEWS 

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Despite the restrictions, our libraries are still open for business. 

APESA Welcome Committee

"Nearly new" book sales are back!

Under normal circumstances the APESA Welcome Committee works hard to support new families through a programme of social and other events, usually held at the school or in a members' home. While the coffee mornings and pot luck lunches have been put on hold for now, one popular activity is about to restart: sales of "nearly new" English language childrens books.

 

Read on to find out more about how the sales will be organised and to browse the titles that are currently available. You'll need to be quick though - first come, first served! 

KEY DATES​​

  • 23 March: McGill University Seminar 

  • 29 & 30 March: DNB blanc exams for 3eme students

  • 1 April: APESA Board meeting

  • 5 April: Easter Monday, school closed

  • 6-9 April: admissions testing for applicants to collège & lycée

For more upcoming key dates check out the Anglophone Section community calendar on the community resources page

   Snippets from Primary

Catch up with everything that our busy bees in Primary have been up to this term! From posting "Flat Stanleys" around the world, to learning all about rockets and satellites from a real life scientist, read on to find out more. 

News from Collège

The Anglophone classrooms are as busy as ever, as students continue to explore literature, history and geography topics with their teachers. Whether they are struggling through the jungles of Vietnam, observing the Fall of Rome or creating their own TED talks, it is great to see them continuing to learn despite the ongoing challenges of this period.

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MEET A STAFF MEMBER... introducing Mr Rattos

One of our newer History/Geography teachers tells us all about his favourite things

FAVOURITE SPORTS

Football (soccer in Australia), rugby league and cricket are three sports I have played and watched for my entire life. I've been to plenty of English Premier League matches, but a highlight was seeing Leicester City during their miracle title-winning season in 2015-2016. I didn't have the greatest seats, but the atmosphere inside and outside the stadium was incredible.

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BEST BOOKS

If I have any time during the hectic school year, I enjoy reading a lot, specifically science fiction and historical non-fiction. At the moment, I'm reading 'We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families', a 1998 book about the Rwandan Genocide. It’s an eye-opening account of the causes, events and aftermath of the horrors of 1994. But a lighter read that I can definitely recommend is ‘Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar – Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes’: lively, original, and powerfully informative, it is a not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical thinkers and traditions.

TOP DESTINATIONS

One of my favourite things is travelling whenever I have the opportunity (before COVID, alas).

 

Some highlights of past trips include the remote Icelandic tundra, the laissez-faire Mediterranean coastline, and the barren beauty of the Australian outback.

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NEWSBITE

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ANGLOPHONE SECTION AT CSI LYON

NEWSBITE

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ANGLOPHONE SECTION AT CSI LYON

NEWSBITE

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ANGLOPHONE SECTION AT CSI LYON

Butterflies
Eggs in a Basket

Spring has definitely sprung in Lyon over the last few weeks, bringing a welcome brightness to our days. Despite the restrictions that are still in place, school life in the Anglophone Section continues apace for teachers, administrators and students alike. This edition of Newsbite - the first since the launch of the new Anglophone Section website - brings you...

  • News from the primary and collège classrooms 

  • Updates from the MUN clubs and other activities

  • "Meet a Teacher" featuring one of our newer recruits to the Section: Mr Rattos, History/Geography teacher.

  • News from the Primary and Secondary Libraries, including ...

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about daily life in the Section and the wider school community. If you have any question, comments or feedback please contact us on admin@csianglo.org 

Welcome to the spring edition of Newsbite!

Butterflies
Eggs in a Basket

Spring has definitely sprung in Lyon over the last few weeks, bringing a welcome brightness to our days. Despite the restrictions that are still in place, school life in the Anglophone Section continues apace for teachers, administrators and students alike. This edition of Newsbite - the first since the launch of the new Anglophone Section website - brings you...

  • News from the primary and collège classrooms 

  • Updates from the MUN clubs and other activities

  • "Meet a Teacher" featuring one of our newer recruits to the Section: Mr Rattos, History/Geography teacher.

  • News from the Primary and Secondary Libraries, including ...

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about daily life in the Section and the wider school community. If you have any question, comments or feedback please contact us on admin@csianglo.org 

Welcome to the spring edition of Newsbite!

Butterflies
Eggs in a Basket

Spring has definitely sprung in Lyon over the last few weeks, bringing a welcome brightness to our days. Despite the restrictions that are still in place, school life in the Anglophone Section continues apace for teachers, administrators and students alike. This edition of Newsbite - the first since the launch of the new Anglophone Section website - brings you...

  • News from the primary and collège classrooms 

  • Updates from the MUN clubs and other activities

  • "Meet a Teacher" featuring one of our newer recruits to the Section: Mr Rattos, History/Geography teacher.

  • News from the Primary and Secondary Libraries, including ...

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about daily life in the Section and the wider school community. If you have any question, comments or feedback please contact us on admin@csianglo.org 

Welcome to the spring edition of Newsbite!

NEWSBITE

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ANGLOPHONE SECTION AT CSI LYON

Butterflies
Eggs in a Basket

Spring has definitely sprung in Lyon over the last few weeks, bringing a welcome brightness to our days. Despite the restrictions that are still in place, school life in the Anglophone Section continues apace for teachers, administrators and students alike. This edition of Newsbite - the first since the launch of the new Anglophone Section website - brings you...

  • News from the primary and collège classrooms 

  • Updates from the MUN clubs and other activities

  • "Meet a Teacher" featuring one of our newer recruits to the Section: Mr Rattos, History/Geography teacher.

  • News from the Primary and Secondary Libraries, including ...

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about daily life in the Section and the wider school community. If you have any question, comments or feedback please contact us on admin@csianglo.org 

Welcome to the spring edition of Newsbite!